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British expatriates may be able to vote in the EU referendum

February 4, 2016
British expatriates may be able to vote in the EU referendum LONDON, England -- The UK Electoral Commission has launched a day of dedicated activity to encourage British citizens living overseas to register to vote ahead of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. To reach as many UK citizens living overseas, the elections...

The Roads They Walked: Behind the mask

February 4, 2016
The Roads They Walked: Behind the mask How many of us can you truly relate to victims of abuse? How many of us can really understand their pain, their, hurt, their suffering? Do we honestly understand what goes on in the minds of those that have had their innocence taken away from them? Or has rape/domestic abuse/gender based...

US career criminal fraudster claims Caribbean connections

February 3, 2016
US career criminal fraudster claims Caribbean connections SACRAMENTO, USA -- A 48-year-old career criminal Ralph lnnachia Sanders, formerly of El Dorado Hills, California, is reportedly claiming to be a wealthy retired professional basketball player, currently on contract as a basketball coach for teams in the Dominican Republic, Aruba and Venezuela.

Canadian bank accused of facilitating major Caribbean financial crimes

February 3, 2016
Canadian bank accused of facilitating major Caribbean financial crimes TORONTO, Canada -- Toronto Dominion Bank, one of Canada's largest financial institutions, has been accused by the victims of two of the Caribbean's most notorious financial crime scandals of allowing major fraudsters to use the bank to commit massive fraud and money laundering offences.

Regional public sector being equipped to tap billion dollar PPP pipeline

January 30, 2016
Regional public sector being equipped to tap billion dollar PPP pipeline BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- From February 2-5, 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)/Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), and the World Bank (WB)/Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)...

Inside Paradise: Beyond the call of duty, when health and wellness matters

January 30, 2016
Inside Paradise: Beyond the call of duty, when health and wellness matters Globally the present economic crisis is affecting many countries. This crisis is causing many companies to cutback spending and staff; many governments have sent a mandate to their ministries to hold off on spending, and many professionals are tightening their belts. Obviously, most people...

Regional fisheries bodies sign MOU to improve coordination for sustainable fisheries

January 28, 2016
Regional fisheries bodies sign MOU to improve coordination for sustainable fisheries CARTAGENA, Colombia -- Three regional fisheries bodies (RFBs): the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM); the Organization of the Central American Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector (OSPESCA); and the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations...

High Commissions under scrutiny in Barbados and region

January 27, 2016
High Commissions under scrutiny in Barbados and region BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- High Commissions in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are under scrutiny for alleged infractions in human resources practices related to staff who are recruited from the local pool across the region. Lured by competitive salaries and the appearance...

CDEMA targets vulnerable communities to strengthen national resilience

January 27, 2016
CDEMA targets vulnerable communities to strengthen national resilience PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CDEMA) -- The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), in partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is seeking to strengthen and sustain national resilience through prioritized targeting...

The Roads They Walked: Toxic relationships

January 26, 2016
The Roads They Walked: Toxic relationships Before we begin, the word toxic means something that drains life and energy. How can you tell that you are in a toxic relationship? Statistics have shown that one of the biggest signs of being in a toxic relationship is arguing and fighting with each other more than enjoying each other.

Submissions call for The Caribbean Writer - Volume 31

January 23, 2016
Submissions call for The Caribbean Writer - Volume 31 ST CROIX, USVI -- The Caribbean Writer, an international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus, is announcing a submission call for its 31st edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, or perspective.

Inside Paradise: If you must adopt, adopt what is good

January 23, 2016
Inside Paradise: If you must adopt, adopt what is good As I wrestled with myself as to what topic to write about this week, various subject matters came to mind; however, every time I placed pen to paper the thought of a 13-month old allegedly being sexually violated this week by two men one in his forties and the other in his twenties kept coming to mind.

The Caribbean Writer announces its Volume 29 Prize Winners

January 22, 2016
The Caribbean Writer announces its Volume 29 Prize Winners ST CROIX, USVI -- The Caribbean Writer has announced its 2015 annual prize winners for Volume 29, which highlights contradictions and ambiguities in the Caribbean space. Topping the list of prizes is The Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize ($500) for a new or emerging writer.

Haitian-American auto guru shows Caribbean kids the way

January 21, 2016
Haitian-American auto guru shows Caribbean kids the way DETROIT, USA -- Ralph Gilles, the highest ranking Caribbean auto executive kicked off the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) with an exclusive interview with Caribbean News Now contributor Claudette de la Haye. The journeys of Ralph Gilles and myself were encapsulated...

Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Successful parenting - lessons learned from my aunt

January 16, 2016
Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Successful parenting - lessons learned from my aunt Navigating "Island" Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: Successful parenting – lessons learned from my aunt.

Inside Paradise: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

January 15, 2016
Inside Paradise: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Today, this phrase still stands true. If we can prevent abuse in any form before it occurs, this will lessen the cost of fixing the problem after the act has been committed. It will lessen the emotional, physical...

The Roads They Walked: Our men are broken

January 14, 2016
The Roads They Walked: Our men are broken There are so many organisations geared towards eliminating domestic violence towards women. Just late last year the Office of the Prime Minister (Trinidad and Tobago) launched its first information caravan on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

US general reiterates warning on Islamic extremists in the Caribbean

January 11, 2016
US general reiterates warning on Islamic extremists in the Caribbean WASHINGTON, USA -- General John Kelly, commander of US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), has repeated an earlier warning that Islamic extremists leaving the Caribbean to join the international terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Middle East...

Inside Paradise: Do you see anything to smile about?

January 8, 2016
Inside Paradise: Do you see anything to smile about? Morgan Heritage in his song asked the foreigner if he saw anything to smile about after he complained about the many screw faces (sad faces) he was seeing on the island of Jamaica, this foreigner was then carried into the world which the international community does not see, his eyes...

The ultimate Caribbean driving experience at the 2016 North American International Auto Show

January 7, 2016
The ultimate Caribbean driving experience at the 2016 North American International Auto Show DETROIT, Michigan -- The launch of the Ultimate Caribbean Driving Experience in the Motor City capital of the world brings a fresh focus to Detroit’s 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). January 11, 2016, kicks off with 1,800 foreign members of the press, then the world’s largest...

New sustainable development agenda to guide development for the next 15 years

January 4, 2016
New sustainable development agenda to guide development for the next 15 years NEW YORK, USA -- The new year ushered in the official launch of the bold and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders last September at the United Nations. The new agenda calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve 17 sustainable development...

Inside Paradise: The price of progress is high

January 1, 2016
Inside Paradise: The price of progress is high On August 31, 1962 Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from her British colonial taskmasters. The English were open with their acts of terror, and so they brought slaves from Africa to build the country through blood, torture, deprivation, and open brutality. The slaves toiled and kept their faith...

Caribbean ocean governance capacity to be boosted

December 30, 2015
Caribbean ocean governance capacity to be boosted BELIZE CITY, Belize -- The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) and the International Ocean Institute (IOI) this month signed a new five-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to extend their longstanding cooperation towards building the capacity of Caribbean fisheries.

Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Sorrel days - a Christmas steeped in our heritage and tradition

December 29, 2015
Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Sorrel days - a Christmas steeped in our heritage and tradition Navigating "Island" Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: Sorrel Days -- A Christmas Steeped in our Heritage and Tradition.

Inside Paradise: It's time Caribbean leaders become part of the solution

December 24, 2015
Inside Paradise: It's time Caribbean leaders become part of the solution Recognizing the proliferation of gruesome acts of violence against women and understanding that without the participation of women at all levels in society there would be no peace, The United Nations most powerful body, the Security Council, on 13th October 2015 sent a strong message.

Caribbean countries warned to look for alternative sources of oil post-PetroCaribe

December 23, 2015
Caribbean countries warned to look for alternative sources of oil post-PetroCaribe BASSETERRE, St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Caribbean countries are being warned about the possibility of having to look to alternative sources of oil, after the recently elected opposition coalition in Venezuela announced it will review agreements under the PetroCaribe energy agreement.

Inside Paradise: Turning empathy into action

December 18, 2015
Inside Paradise: Turning empathy into action For generations people have been demonstrating the skilful ability to be empathic. Right now, someone is putting empathy into action because they understand that we are all connected. Yet in the home of those enduring domestic violence, empathy is very low. Perpetrators of domestic violence...

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